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Iconic Ground Zero photo almost left out of 9/11 Memorial Museum

NEW YORK (PIX11)- One of the most iconic and memorable photos after 9/11 almost wasn’t included in the Memorial Museum because it was too pro-American.

The museum staffers thought the picture of the firefighters raising the American flag from the rubble was too “rah – rah America” according to the new book “Battle for Ground Zero.”

But the public differed; the image was even made into a stamp.

After many arguments, eventually a compromise was reached.

The museum’s creative director, Michael Shulan, agreed to show the image in three different photos to get three different angles of the historic moment.


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